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Be the Best Boomer You Can Be

Another U.S. baby boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds. And if you run the math, it’s also the case that baby boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 1 every 7 seconds. Yes—you in the back there, hiding your issue of Rolling Stone behind the Wall ...

The Editors - March 18, 2011

Cruise Myths Debunked

It’s Friday! Why not make today the day you finally do something about that vacation you keep putting off? Block out the time on your calendar, pull out the brochures and just make a decision. If taking a cruise has long been on your list but ...

The Editors - March 11, 2011
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How to Say “No”

Who knows why we do it, but most of us tend to say “yes” to things when we should say "no". You know the drill: Bring cupcakes? Sure. Handle this TRO for me? Well, okay. Speak at our conference? Yes. And before you know it, your calendar is full ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 10, 2011

Your Own Stress Busters

In last week's Friday Five, we asked readers to share their favorite antidotes to stress and anxiety. Many did just that, and we’ve become extremely mellow here at Attorney at Work, sampling all of those wonderful ideas! This week, we’re sharing ...

The Editors - March 4, 2011
Friday 5

Stress Busters

Sometimes the stress gets so bad you think your head will explode. Oh, we know the feeling. For this week's Friday Five, we've found some terrific resources and ideas for things you can do to get some relief. Relax and check them out.

The Editors - February 25, 2011
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Freelance Attorney: 5 Personal Characteristics for Success

Think you want to break out of the rut and give freelance lawyering a try? What are your reasons? If they include such things as desperation or the path of least resistance, just go ahead and cross this career move off your list. Like any solo ...

Donna Seyle - February 7, 2011
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Is Freelance Lawyering Your Thing?

Think the term “freelance lawyer” is an oxymoron? Well, it might have been, back in the day when the legal profession’s delivery model had something to do with UPS. Back then, there were “contract lawyers.” Typically, they worked through ...

Donna Seyle - January 26, 2011

Being Kind

At Attorney at Work, we propose that 2011 is the year to explore kindness as a universal business principle. Acts of kindness not only bind clients and colleagues to you, they can be the key to improving employee (and practice) performance. ...

The Editors - December 29, 2010

Get Up Early to Foil Holiday Pounds

There’s no way to avoid it: holiday parties with goodies loaded with sugar, fat and calories. Even the uber-disciplined may find themselves a few pounds heavier at this time of year. But now, according to a new study, there is a smart, simple ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - December 17, 2010
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Control Yourself

Are you making yourself sick just trying to keep focused on the work at hand and not click over to Facebook to check on your “friends?” Struggling with the guilt you feel two hours after googling a single address, once you realize that you’ve ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 16, 2010